Synopsis by Cavett Binion
This unpleasant early entry in the slasher film genre involves a psychotic garage mechanic whose history of childhood abuse at the hands of his mother leads to murderous rage against women. When the mechanic ends up falling for one of his potential victims (Tanya Roberts), the terrified but resourceful woman manages to manipulate his amorous feelings for her in order to get the upper hand. This seedy and cheap-looking film was originally released in 1977 (as Last Victim), then re-packaged in 1984 to capitalize on the burgeoning popularity of Roberts, as well as a young Nancy Allen (who appears only briefly as a doomed hitchhiker).
garage, gas-station-attendant, homemaker, killing, maniac, mechanic, molestation, rampage, rape, revenge, robbery, serial-killer, slasher